Hideo Kojima has let slip a little more on the subject of the inevitable Metal Gear Solid 5, revealing that it will, as suspected, run on Kojima Productions' multiplatform-friendly FOX Engine.
"There will be a Metal Gear Solid 5 with the new FOX Engine," Kojima told IG Magazine (via Gamekyo and Google Translate). "But what we've shown was not gameplay, or anything like that. It was only a demo that we had developed internally and released because the lighting and interactions with the environment had fooled everyone."
"About Metal Gear Solid 5, I can tell you two things," he went on. "There will be many questions of infiltration, espionage, and convincing people to do you "a favor" like in the last Metal Gear Solid.
"I liked the idea of social interactions in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but we will see. And if I say more, the female ninja public relations officer, who is behind the door, will carve me up into pieces. So it's better that we meet again when the time comes to talk about Metal Gear Solid 5."
The carving-up bit refers to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, in which divisive Solid Snake associate Raiden gets to make pretty patterns out of slow-motion viscera. Kojima was careful, as ever, to distance the Platinum Games effort from the main Metal Gear series. (Sadly, he wasn't quite so careful about Metal Gear Solid 4 spoilers - stop reading here if you haven't had the pleasure.)
"Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance never claimed to be a Metal Gear Solid. This is not a game about our beloved Solid Snake. It is a spinoff that tries something different. We have not yet finished with Solid Snake, despite the fact that I wanted to let him die at the end of Guns of the Patriots."
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